Axtell Walkabout

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 02/20/2019
Name: TC

Subject: Axtell Walkabout
Aspect: North, North East, South, South West
Elevation: 9,800-12,000

Avalanches:

One small wind slab in 4th Bowl (picture attached), but very little recent activity. Only minor sloughing in Corner Pocket on the decent back into the Coal Creek drainage.

Weather: Cold. Back and forth between clouds and sun. Surprisingly light SW winds on the ridge early, increasing to 10-15 mph by the afternoon.

Snowpack: Informal probing with my poles throughout the tour. Seems to be setting up nicely on N and NE. South (girlfriend glades) was about 20 cm of new snow on top of a supportable, but potentially collapsible sandwich of old sun crusts.
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